ESA Conference 2012
European Society for Aesthetics Conference 2012
Universidade do Minho, Braga & Guimarães, Portugal, 25th - 27th of June, 2012
The European Society for Aesthetics would like to invite you to attend the ESA Conference 2012. The conference is co-organised by the ESA and the Philosophy Department and the School of Architecture at the Universidade do Minho and will take place in Braga and Guimarães from the 25th of June (morning) until the 27th of June (evening) 2012.
We would like to thank the British Society of Aesthetics for its generous support.Keynote speakers:
- Noël Carroll (Graduate Center, CUNY)
- Mário Jorge de Carvalho (New University of Lisbon)
- Krystyna Wilkoszewska (Jagiellonian University, Krakow )
The ESA will also hold its general assembly and elections 2012 during the conference.
Maps with the exact location of the conference rooms will be provided closer to the date of the conference.
We advise people to stay in Guimarães during the conference. There are regular shuttle busses that connect Guimarães and the Azurém Campus to the city of Braga (the distance is about 10 kilometres), and we will organise the transport from and to Guimarães for the sessions and events taking place in Braga.
There are several hotels in Guimarães (all within walking distance from the Azurém Campus) that are affiliated with the ESA conference and offer a special rate for participants at the conference.
Please note that neither the ESA, nor the local organisors will be able to book rooms for you - you will have to contact the hotels directly.
The best way to get to Guimarães is to fly to the airport of Porto, then take the Metro to the Campanhã railway station and finally take the train to Guimarães. If you are coming from Lisbon, you will have to change trains in Porto.
There are numerous train connections between Porto and Guimarães, which you can check here. Further information about how to get to Guimarães and additional links to bus and train websites can be found here.
For more on the city of Braga and how to get there, please consult this site.
Registration for the conference is now open until the 18th of June. Please note that there will be no possibility of late registration.To register, please follow these two steps:
- Choose your lunch and dinner options and pay the conference fees.
Saint John's Day in Braga
The Sunday before the conference is Saint John's Day, which is famously celebrated in the near-by town of Braga from Saturday night onwards.